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  • #16
    1928 New York Yankees; 101-53, .656, 2.5 g ahead, (WS W 4-0 over Cardinals)---BB Reference---Spring Training at St. Petersburg, FL.---Player identifications provided courtesy of Bill Burgess and Gary Livacari (GaryL).

    Top Row: L-R: Lou Gehrig (1B), Johnny Nee (scout), Herb Pennock (P), Al Sheely (P), Tony Lazzeri (2B), Ben Paschal (LF), Earl Combs (CF), Wilcy Moore (RP), Babe Ruth (RF), Bill Dickey (C), Mark Koenig (SS), Shep L. Cannon (P), George Pipgras (P), Herbert A. Bryant (C), Bob Meusel (LF), Waite Hoyt (P), Vic Hanson (IF), Archie S. Campbell (P), Bill Eisemann (C), Myles Thomas (P).

    Bottom Row: L-R: Cedric Durst (OF), Leo Durocher (IF), Johnny Grabowski (C), Benny Benough (C), Mike Gazella (3B), Hank Johnson (P), Miller Huggins (Mgr.), Charles O'Leary (coach), Art Fletcher (coach), Joseph Marty (P)(from Lincoln), Pat Collins (C), Sammy Byrd (OF), Stan Coveleski (P), Gene Robertson (3B), Joe Dugan (3B).

    Seated on ground: Eddie Bennett (mascot).

    Originally posted by hellborn
    I saw that catcher sitting fifth from the bottom right, and thought to myself that he must be the guy whom Ruth called "Horse Nose"...I was right, Horse Nose Collins.
    Funny that Ruth was picking on somebody else's nose...!
    Last edited by BSmile; 10-12-2014, 05:35 AM.
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    • #17
      1929 New York Yankees; 88-66, .571, 2nd Place, 18 g behind---BB Reference---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).

      Top Row: L-R: Lyn Lary(SS/3B), Gene Burns (1B), Wilcy Moore (RP), Benny Bengough (C), George Pipgras (P), Fay Thomas (P), Art Jorgens (C), Harry Mathews (coach), Babe Ruth (RF), Al Shealy (P), Lee Craig (P), Tony Lazzeri (2B).

      Middle Row: L-R: Lou Gehrig (1B), Mark Roth (Traveling Secretary), Earl Combs (CF), Chink Outen (C), Roy Sherid (P), Bob Meusel (LF), Tom Zachary (P), Johnny Grabowski (C), Bill Dickey (C), Miller Huggins (Mgr.), Mark Koenig (SS/3B), Jake Ruppert (owner), Ed Wells (P), Sammy Byrd (OF), Waite Hoyt (P), Leo Durocher (IF), Cedric Durst (OF), Gene Robertson (3B), Liz Funk (OF), Doc Albert A. Woods (trainer).

      Bottom Row: L-R: unidentified, unidentified, Eddie Bennett (mascot), Art Fletcher (coach), Charles O'Leary (coach), Myles Thomas (P), Floyd Van Pelt (P), Ben Paschal (OF), Fred Heimach (P), Gordon 'Dusty' Rhodes (P), Himes (P)(Scranton), Hank Johnson (P), Herb Pennock (P)(holding his son), Johnny Nee (scout).
      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-26-2009, 12:21 PM.
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      • #18
        World's Championship Series, Chicago vs. Detroit, Bennett Park, Oct. 12, 1907---Wikipedia(Bennett Park)---World Series
        Last edited by BSmile; 01-22-2009, 01:59 PM.
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        • #19
          This one has been posted by myself and others on some other threads, but it really belongs here too.

          Addie Joss' Death Benefit Game, Monday, July 24, 1911. Cleveland pitcher Addie Joss died of tubercular meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain, April 14, 1911. Charles Somers, the owner of the Cleveland team, wanted to put together a benefit game for the Joss family. So, the AL scheduled a benefit game for his widow, Lillian. It was played between an AL all-star team and Cleveland. The game raised $12,914.60 for Lillian Joss, as a crowd of 15,281 saw the AL All-Stars win, 5-3. Clyde Milan replaced Speaker in CF midway through the game, and Walter Johnson blanked the Naps on 1 hit in 3 innings in relief of Wood, who relieved Russ Ford. The Cleveland team featured Nap Lajoie, Joe Jackson, and Cy Young.

          Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).

          L-R: Joe Birmingham, Terry Turner, Jack Graney, Hank Butcher, Art Griggs, Fred Blanding, Jack Mills, Ivy Olson, George Kahler, Cy Young, Joe Jackson, Bill James, Cy Falkenberg, Vean Gregg, George Stovall, Willie Mitchell, Gus Fischer, Nap Lajoie, Sydney Smith, Bill Lindsay, Neal Ball, Ted Easterly, bat boy, Clyde Milam, Walter Johnson, Gabby Street, Bobby Wallace, Frank 'Home Run' Baker, Jimmy McAleer, Sam 'Wahoo' Crawford, Tris Speaker, Hal Chase, Russ Ford, Smoky Joe Wood, Paddy Livingston, Germany Schaefer, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Jack Graney.
          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-26-2009, 12:20 PM.
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          • #20
            Yankees at Waterfront Park in St. Petersburg, Florida (Circa 1927)

            Babe Ruth looking directly at the camera on top of the West Coast Inn, a hotel he famously hit with one of the very longest balls ever launched.
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            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 02-25-2009, 10:25 PM.


            • #21
              World Series: Yankees vs. Cardinals - October 6, 1926 - Game 4 - St. Louis, ---Wikipedia(Sportsman's Park)---World Series
              Last edited by BSmile; 01-22-2009, 01:59 PM.
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              • #22
                1933 NY Yankees; 91-59, .607, 2nd place, 7 g behind---BB Reference---at spring training in St. Petersburg, FL.---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).

                Top Row, L-R: Myril Hoag (OF), Ben Chapman (LF), Ed Wells (P), Charlie Devens (P), Walter "Jumbo" Brown (P), Babe Ruth (RF), Red Ruffing (P), Wilcey Moore (P), Earle Combs (CF), George Pipgras (P), Tony Lazzeri (2b), Dixie Walker? (OF), unidentified.

                Middle Row, L-R: Mark Roth (Traveling Secretary), Lefty Gomez (P), unidentified, unidentified, Frankie Crosetti (SS), Art Fletcher (Coach), Jacob Ruppert (President/Owner), Joe McCarthy (Mgr.), Jimmy Burke (Coach), Sammy Byrd (OF), Bill Dickey (C), Dusty Cooke (OF), Lou Gehrig (1B), George Ruppert (VP), Doc Erle Painter (trainer).

                Bottom Row: Joe (Gurzensky) Glenn (C), Art Jorgens (C), Herb Pennock (P), George Uhle (P), Don Brennan? (P), Lyn Larry (SS), Doc Farrell (IF), unidentified, Tony Rensa? (Catcher), Paul Krichell (scout), unidentified, unidentified, Joe Sewell (3B), Danny McFadden (P).
                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-26-2009, 12:19 PM.
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                • #23
                  1927 New York Yankees: 110-44, .714, 19 g ahead, (WS W 4-0 over Pirates)---BB-Reference---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).

                  Top Row, L-R: Lou Gehrig (1B), Herb Pennock (P), Tony Lazzeri (2B), Wilcy Moore (RP), Babe Ruth (RF), Don Miller, Bob Meusel (LF), Bob Shawkey (P), Waite Hoyt (P), Joe Giard (P), Ben Paschal (OF), unidentified, Doc Albert A. Woods (trainer).

                  Middle Row, L-R: Urban Shocker (P), (Jumpin') Joe Dugan (3B), Earl Combs (CF), Charles O'Leary (coach), Miller Huggins (Mgr.), Art Fletcher (coach), Mark Koenig (SS), Walter 'Dutch' Ruether (P), Johnny Grabowski (C), George Pipgras (P).

                  Bottom Row, L-R: Julie Wera (3B), Mike Gazella (3B), Pat Collins (C), Eddie Bennett (mascot), Benny Bengough (C), Ray Morehart (2B), Myles Thomas (P), Cedric Durst (OF).

                  1923 New York Yankees; 98-54, .645, 16 g ahead, (WS W 4-2 over Giants)---BB Reference---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).

                  Top Row, L-R: Doc Albert A. Woods (trainer), Hinckey Haines? (OF), Elmer Smith (OF), Herb Pennock (P), Fred (Bootnose) Hofmann (C), Bob Meusel (LF), Babe Ruth (RF),Wally Pipp (1B), (Jumpin') Joe Dugan (3B) , Sam Jones (P), Everett Scott (SS), Ben Shields (P).

                  Middle Row, L-R: Joe Bush (P), Bob Shawkey (P), Whitey Witt (CF), Charlie O'Leary (Coach), Miller Huggins (Mgr.), Wally Schang (C), Carl Mays (P), Aaron Ward (2B), Oscar Roettger (P).

                  Bottom Row, L-R: Ernie Johnson (IF), Benny Bengough (C), George Pipgras (P), Eddie Bennett (Mascot), Mike McNally (IF), Mike Gazella (IF), Harvey Hendrick (OF).

                  Last edited by Bill Burgess; 07-27-2011, 02:32 PM.


                  • #24
                    ---------------First All Star Game (AL All Stars, Comiskey Park, Chicago, July 6, 1933)---1933 All-Star BB Reference

                    Top Row, L-R: Batboy; Bill Conroy, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Oral Hildebrand, Connie Mack (Mgr.), Joe Cronin, Lefty Grove, Batboy, Bill Dickey, Al Simmons, Lefty Gomez, Wes Ferrell, Jimmy Dykes, clubhouse boy.

                    Bottom Row: L-R: Al Schacht, Eddie Collins, Tony Lazzeri, Alvin Crowder, Jimmy Foxx, Art Fletcher, Earl Averill, Ed Rommel, Ben Chapman, Rick Ferrell, Sam West, Charlie Cehringer, batboy.

                    (Lefty Gomez starts the game for the American League and becomes the All-Star Game's first winning pitcher in the 4-2 AL victory. Hallahan was the losing NL pitcher, Attendance, 49,200)

                    -----------------1909 Detroit Tigers, 98-54, .645; 3.5 g ahead, (WS L 4-3 to Pirates)----BB Reference

                    Top Row: L-R: Harry Tuthill (trainer), Tom Jones, Charlie 'Bossman' Schmidt, Bill Lelivelt, Del Gaynor, Sam Crawford, Matty McIntyre, Ed Killian, Oscar Stanage, Heinie Beckendorf, George Mullen.

                    Bottom Row: L-R: Davy Jones, Ed Willett, George Moriarty, Ed Summers, Hughie Jennings (Mgr.), Bill Donovan, Ralph Works, Ty Cobb.

                    Seated at bottom: L-R: Donnie Bush, Charlie O'Leary, Jim Delahanty, George 'Kid' Speers.

                    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 02-18-2010, 11:37 PM.


                    • #25
                      Giants/Pirates: Saturday, August 5, 1905, Exposition Park, Pittsburgh.---Wikipedia(Exposition Park)
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                      • #26
                        Cubs/Pirates: July 2, 1908: Chicago ballpark
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                        • #27
                          1909 Pittsburgh Pirates; 110-44, .724, 6.5 g ahead, (WS W 4-3 over Tigers)---BB Reference

                          L-R: Ed LaForce (trainer), Tommy Leach (CF), ?, Howie Camnitz (P), Paddy O'Connor (C), Chick Brandom? (P), Sam Leever (P), Ham Hyatt? (OF),?,?, Chief Wilson (RF), Babe Adams? (P), Vic Willis (P), Lefty Liefield (P), Bill Powell (P), Mike Simon? (C), George Gibson (C), Sam Frock (P), Harry Camnitz (P), ?, Deacon Phillippe (P), Ward Miller (CF), ?, Honus Wagner (SS), ?, Fred Clarke (LF/Mgr.)

                          Originally posted by hellborn View Post
                          This is the first picture I've seen that makes it clear just how bowlegged Wagner was...holy cow!!!
                          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-07-2013, 08:00 AM.
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                          • #28
                            I posted this in the Walter Johnson thread a while back...but it's a great panoramic, so here it is again.

                            Walter Johnson Day, Washington, D.C., June 18, 1925.

                            Washington Senators, L-R: Clark Griffen (Owner), Joe Judge? (1B), Benny Tate (C), Joe Harris (IF), Nemo Leibold (OF), Spencer Adams (IF), Goose Goslin (LF), unidentified (batboy?), Everett "Deacon" Scott, Curley Ogden? (P), Muddy Ruel (C), unidentified, Mule Shirley? (OF), Bucky Harris (Mgr./ 2B), Alan Russell (P), unidentified, Firpo Marberry (P), Al Schacht (Coach), George Mogridge (P), Nick Altrock (Coach), Tom Zachary (P), Roger Peckinpaugh (SS), unidentified, Sam Rice (RF), Walter Johnson (P). Trainer Mike Martin is in the background behind Benny Tate.

                            St. Louis Browns: L-R: unidentified, George Sisler, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Herschel Bennett (OF), unidentified, Dave Danforth (P), Dixie Davis (P), unidentified, unidentified, Ernie Wingard (P), Ken Williams (LF), unidentified, unidentified, Ed Stauffer (P),Chet Falk (P), Hank Severeid (C), Joe Evans (OF), Baby Doll Jacobson (CF).
                            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 10-27-2010, 11:19 PM.
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                            • #29
                              1936 Pittsburgh Pirates; 84-70, .545, 4th place, 8 g behind---BB Reference - Spring Training

                              Top L-R: unidentified, unidentified, Hal Finney? (C), unidentified, Fred Schulte (OF), unidentified, Ralph Birkofer (P), Earl Browne (OF), Bud Hafey? (OF), Red Lucas (P), William E. Benswanger (President/Treasurer), Pie Traynor (Mgr.), Bill Brubaker (IF), Johnny Dickshot (OF), Johnny Welch? (P), Jim Weaver (P), Russ Bauers (P), Bill Swift (P), Waite Hoyt (P), Jewel Ens (Coach), Honus Wagner (Coach).

                              Front, L-R: unidentified, Arky Vaughan (SS), Paul Waner (RF), unidentified, Gus Suhr (1B), Tom Padden (C), Pep Young (2B), Guy Bush (P), Cy Blanton (P), Mace Brown (P), Woody Jensen (LF), Cookie Lavagetto (2B), Al Todd (C), Jack Tising (P), Mascot.

                              Originally posted by hellborn View Post
                              EDIT - who's the 9 foot tall guy in the back row towards the right in the '36 Pirates photo??
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                              • #30
                                Thank you so very much for posting these fabulous, fantastic, glorious images. This is eye candy of a most supreme plane. God will amply reward you for liberating these beauties from their former dungeons of obscurity, where they were languishing!

                                On behalf of baseball fans everywhere, I thank you from the bottom of my black little heart. Thank you a million times for sharing these glorious images of our addiction.

                                This is glory. The Power and The Glory.

                                Bill Burgess
                                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 01-04-2009, 10:46 PM.